Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rep. McCarthy tapped as Cantor’s chief deputy

Rep. McCarthy tapped as Cantor’s chief deputy
By Jared Allen
Posted: 12/01/08 03:13 PM [ET]

Incoming House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) on Monday announced the selection of close ally and fellow GOP “Young Guns” member Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) as his chief deputy whip.

McCarthy, just elected to only his second term, is now set to become the highest appointed member of the Republican Conference for the 111th Congress.

“Being entrusted by my friend Republican Whip Eric Cantor to serve in the House Republican Leadership as Chief Deputy Republican Whip is an enormous honor,” McCarthy said in a joint statement he released with Cantor. “We will be part of the solution to turn the page toward a new era of Republican leadership. I am proud to begin this mission on the innovative path to a better future.”

Cantor and McCarthy both stressed the need to rebuild the Republican Party after its second consecutive devastating loss to Democrats, and vowed to serve as a “check and balance to the power of Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] and President-elect Obama.”

Cantor said that he is looking forward “to focusing on rebuilding our party and working towards innovative solutions to help the middle-class taxpayers of America.”

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/rep.-mccarthy-tapped-as-cantors-chief-deputy-2008-12-01.html

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